Former Republican President Donald Trump said the revelation that high level Twitter employees, with involvement from the FBI, coordinated a campaign to censor NY Post reporting means it is permissible to terminate the U.S. Constitution.
On Friday, Twitter owner Elon Musk provided thousands of files to journalist Matt Taibbi, and the first files released from those documents provide a behind-the-scenes look at how Twitter censored NY Post reporting involving Hunter Biden.
The reporting, which was accurate at the time, was based on a laptop computer President Biden’s son Hunter abandoned at the Delaware computer repair shop. Documents on the computer showed Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, including communications that pointed to President Biden’s involvement.
After Twitter censored the story, Facebook followed suit, and large media operations like the Washington Post and NPR declined the cover the story. But for this elaborate censorship operation, the NY Post report may have proved more damaging to the Biden campaign come Election Day.
The true impact of the censorship campaign is impossible to know, but former President Trump clearly believes it was a big part of his election loss.
“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump posted on his social media network, Truth Social, Saturday morning.
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” he said.
“Our great “Founders” did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!” he said.
The social media post was widely seen as a call to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election by some unknown mechanism and install Trump as president.
On Monday, Trump posted again on Truth Social claiming that media reports about his earlier post were fake news.
“The Fake News is actually trying to convince the American People that I said I wanted to “terminate” the Constitution,” he said.
While Trump did not technically call for the termination of the Constitution, he did say that news reports regarding Twitter’s 2020 activities somehow “allows” such a move to occur.
There’s no provision in the U.S. Constitution for re-doing a presidential election when it turns out that a social media company improperly censored information that would have been politically damaging to one candidate.
Trump’s outlandish social media posts provide yet another bump in the road to the roll out of his 2024 presidential campaign.
Last week, Trump caused controversy by taking a meeting with rapper Kanye West, who appears to be in the middle of a very public mental health crisis, and white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Although Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet to publicly confirm that he will seek the presidency in 2024, he has already pulled ahead of Trump in several states, according to public opinion polls.